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US-born Jihadist Says He Fears For Life

American born Islamist militant fighter Omar Hamammi, known as Abu Mansur Al-Amriki, adresses a press conference at a farm in southern Mogadishu's Afgoye district, Somalia, May 11, 2011.
American born Islamist militant fighter Omar Hamammi, known as Abu Mansur Al-Amriki, adresses a press conference at a farm in southern Mogadishu's Afgoye district, Somalia, May 11, 2011.

An American-born jihadist in Somalia has said in an online video that he fears his fellow al-Shabab militants may kill him over a difference of opinion.

Omar Hammami, who grew up in the southern U.S. state of Alabama and now is known as Abu Mansur al-Amriki, is shown in a black robe and white head scarf, in front of a black flag. In a mix of Arabic and English, Hammami says that he fears his life may be in danger due to disagreements with his comrades over Sharia law and strategy.

Hammami is an American citizen who was indicted in Alabama in 2007 and 2009 on federal terrorism violations. He is accused of leaving the U.S. to join the Somalia-based al-Shabab, which the U.S. has named as a terrorist organization.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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by: beatdownacameljokey
March 18, 2012 9:11 AM
His job title is Jihadist. In other words, this animal needs to be put down.

by: Bakar
March 18, 2012 4:14 AM
To me, this guy may have been sent by CIA to play a major role in the distruction of Al-shabab and of course he has successfully completed that job, so, this message is just signal to the world that is time to go back! Becz if came as SUICIDER, he wouldn't have been afraid of death.
Anyway, i am confident that he and his fellow militants will got rid of soon or later.

by: Gab
March 17, 2012 11:17 AM
Of course they may kill him over a difference of opinion. I don't believe he is just finding that out now. All he said was- the Jews are not so bad. That was a little humor. He would have been dead by now if he had said that.

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